This call is for ESMD Senior Design Projects, including Lunabotics Mining Competition Projects. Click on the following link to request NASA’s ESMD Senior Design Projects and funds: https://secure.spacegrant.org/esmdsg/forms/?form=design. Proposals must fit within one of the endorsed ESMD Sr. Design Project topics listed at http://education.ksc.nasa.gov/esmdspacegrant/Sr_Design.htm.
The application due date for the first round of selections is September 1, 2011 (to allow the Oregon Space Grant time to review and endorse proposals) and the recipients will be notified by September 16, 2011. If funding is available, additional application rounds will be conducted.
The factors considered for a project’s approval will include:
•Endorsement by your state based Space Grant office
•Amount requested for each project – not specifically limited but intended to be spread across many projects.
•Number of requests from each state – not specifically limited but intended to be spread across the nation.
•The NASA Technical Expert’s availability.
Funding for these opportunities are provided by the ESMD Space Grant Program at NASA/KSC though the National Space Grant Foundation.